£6.5m for Lincolnshire's potholes

Lincolnshire's roads will get a £6.5m boost to deal with potholes.

Lincolnshire County Council has announced it will invest the money over the next two years.

“Each year, Lincolnshire County Council invests nearly £50 million on repairs to maintain the county’s 5,500 miles of road. We have ten teams who are dedicated to reactive repairs. We run an emergency repairs service that aims to fix particularly bad pot holes within 24 hours, although it can be very difficult to repair them in wet or cold weather.

“Over the next two years, we’ll invest a further £6.5 million to renew, repair and extend the life of roads across Lincolnshire. The extra funding will enable us to carry out more preventative work on our roads, so we can fix potholes before they even appear. We will also aim to deliver more first-time fixes.

“We encourage the public to report potholes to us so we can prioritise and schedule them for repair."

– Councillor William Webb, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation